Literary Festival 2017

Full details about the 2017 Mere Literary Festival will be added to this section of the website as they become available. For now, we will focus on the 2017 Poetry Competition

PennyBank Writers – the Mere & District Writing Group – are to be the new organisers of the Literary Festival’s Biennial Poetry Competition and this has been endorsed by the MDLS. PennyBank Writers take over from Adrienne Howell who has run the festival competitions as well as the events but now wishes to reduce her workload. She wishes to thank all the readers and moderators who helped with the preliminary judging over two decades.

Mary White, speaking for PennyBank Writers, said there would be a few minor changes to the competition format but the Open, Local and one Junior Section will be retained.

Basic details of this year's poetry competition are presented in the image on the right of this page. However, for full details on how to enter, competition rules, and for information about the competition senior judge please click on the image - or use the menu bar above, selecting '2017 Poetry Competition'.

Literary Festival 2017